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First Set
  • Aiko-Aiko
  • C.C. Rider
  • Jack Straw
  • El Paso
  • West L.A. Fadeaway
  • Box of Rain
  • Foolish Heart -->
  • Victim or the Crime
  • Lazy River Road
  • Santana Jam
  • ? Rolling Stones song
  • Quinn the Eskimo
  • Candyman 
  • Let it Grow

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  • St. Stephen -->
  • Eleven ->
  • Death Don't Have No Mercy
  • We Bid You Goodnight

Next jam is next Wednesday or Thursday, April 5 or 6.  This needs to be confirmed.  The week after I have my monthly meeting on Tuesday the 11th of April so we should try to plan around that.

Hells Freaks
The whole band was there to experience an exhilarating night of raucous music.  Kevin was back from his trip from Arizona and was ready to give it as big as the boulders out there are.  Kev gave it to us so big that it drove Larry out by the second set.  It was a wise move because contrary to the fictitious second set I posted above, there was no second set.  We did a lot of lounging around instead.  

Guests included John's friend Dave for a few songs and Tefillin-Ken hung out for the whole night,  You would have figured he would of figured out how to get a second set out of us but the best he got was listening to Dave strum You Never Can Say Goodbye.

Scott got some new heads for his drums and also one for the conga but he still needs one for the quinta.  He had a good moment or two harmonizing with Larry back there.  Dave also had a good Box of Rain and Let it Grow.  For all the so-called volume problems there were some hot moments including the El Paso and the Box of Rain.  The Straw also had some positive energy. 

We had a typical Delicizo order and the pizza was really well done,  Scott had the ravioli I had veal parm and there were rice balls, you bet.  There was no butter but lots of bread.  I brought in bugles and cookies.  

In the world, the weather was non-descript but there is lots of action in sports.  The 11 year tenure of Neil Smith and the Rangers came to a close as the #1 payroll in the league failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year.  On the other hand, the Mets begin their quest for a world series as they start the season this morning at 5:30 am from Tokyo.  Go Mets Go!

That's about it for now.  I'm off to Mexico this week so see you in two, but it can't be Tuesday the 11th. Till then.

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Name: Trister
Date: 3/29/00
Time: 9:22:44 AM

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The Mets were not off to a good start as I came in to work this morning. 5-3 loss. I believe a Cub with a broken finger hit a homerun.

I remember an interview with Garcia where he said something to the effect that Phil was in the habit of driving him crazy sometimes on stage. Apparantly he would be of the opinion that Phil's playing was wrong or too loud or two soft or whatever. I remember him saying he often wanted to run across the stage a strangle Phil, only to realize upon playback of the tape that is was actually genius.

Is there a motto in there somewhere? Lets try another one....

In sales here if we're having a bad month, the tendancy is to look ahead to the next and basically give up. Time after time business comes in after close and we're tought to "never throw in the towel". That has become our war cry and I think certain people in this band would benefit from that attitude.


Name: Larry G.
Date: 3/29/00
Time: 10:43:10 AM

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That comment about Jerry being upset with Phil is from an interview in the Gratful Dead movie c.1974. Here at the MCMUA we use the "butterfly" analogy. When you chase a butterfly around you never seem to catch it as it flitter's by but when you least expect it the buterfly lands on your shoulder. The motto is don't try to hard to achieve something unachievable, just do the best that you can, make the others around you better and before you know it you achievied what you were hoping for without an frustrating effort. Have confidence there is a positive future and the future will be positive.


Name: dave s
Date: 3/29/00
Time: 2:53:21 PM

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well let me change the topic and put an abrupt end to that discussion...for now------last night something happened that had far more negative implications for me than any sound quaility problems that may occur-----the use of the word N----R to discribe anyone black no less to say it in a way that leads one to believe one does not deserve equality because they are black is abhorrent to me---as in "ah he's just a N----R anyway...and while i haven't seen evidence of any overt bigotry in the band, as a group or for any individual, using that expression even to give the aura of superiority needed to boost ones fragile ego is something i will not stand for and certainly never choose to be around---i've left girlfriends because of it, stop hanging out with friends over it, and have had my fair share of heated debates over it---maybe its a good thing larry and i will be separated for a few weeks----sorry but this is how i feel---------AND DAMN KEVIN TO HELL IF HE EVER PLAYS SO LOW ON A WEST LA AGAIN


Name:
Date: 3/29/00
Time: 3:43:38 PM

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actually, the quote was "she's just an uppity n---r" while discussing Sarena Williams and it does suck that prejudice has reared its ugly head in the hallowed bowels of WWI.


Name: DAVE S
Date: 3/29/00
Time: 6:11:14 PM

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...AND APARANTLY COWARDESS TOO


Name: larry brent
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 12:04:59 AM

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Sorry to have stirred anything of this nature, I personally think racism is about action and interaction between individuals, and that particular word, sensitive as it may be to some,does have many different usages, among them a term of endearment amongst "homies". I apologize profusely to anyone I may have offended with anything I said and it was certainly not intentional. However, I would hate for this to be the focus of discussion regarding an evening in which I found myself trying and wanting to play as loud and obnoxious as I possibly could. I played wrong notes on purpose out of disrespect for my total inability to make any kind of statement in the room last night, musically, vocally, orally and in any other sense. Thank G-d no one I invited was present for that monstrosity. I don't see what the remaining members could possibly hope to accomplish next week without the Gind and Trister so I surrender now. I reccommend a night of Zep etc. with Dave on Bass, Kevy on guitar etc and Larry B safe and sound in NJ resting up for Phil.


Name: Larry G.
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 1:39:51 AM

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Let us not forget the when we all enjoyed when talking about the Mets playing in Japan and the comments about "Praying Ball." Then I asked Johnny if his bosses at work tell him to "stop praying around." He said no so then I turned to Tefillin-Ken and asked him the same question. He didn't understand it, Only Rich did. With all that said the Japanese people deserve an apology and I give it. I'm undecided if the joke to Tefillin-Ken is offensive or not. I don't think so, we should rejoice in praying, not playing so maybe it was complementary. I'm on the fence on that one.

Maybe we should just shut up and eat during dinner?


Name: KEVIN
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 8:44:11 AM

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I find it absolutely amazing that after 9 years of playing and doing the same thing every week we still can find something new to turn into a psychedelic-melodrama.

I agree, let's not focus on LLBrent's incredibly stupid comment, he obviously has a full understanding regarding the etymology and cultural significance of that word, and it is only a small symptom in the greater disease of his terminal Neg. How anyone can find so much unhappiness in Deadstein is beyond me. LLBrent tends to aim the majority of his frustration at me; volume, style of play, etc. - and that's cool with me, because I can take it and because I love him and I truly want him to be happy. LLBrent seemed unusually agitated this week and I actually turned down significantly for him, but to no avail. He was still mysteriously miserable. You know what though? It's OK to be unhappy in Deadstein. Dave was unhappy in Deadstein and he left. Menaker was unhappy, and he left. Problem --> Solution. You know what though? I don't want LLBrent to leave. I wish he could just have fun like the rest of us. I have gone out of my way since Andy Fischman's basement party, where LLBrent and I started discussing his dissatisfaction with his sound and playing, to try and help him achieve solace. That was 8 years ago, and after changes in Amps, pick-ups, strings, effects, GTR synth, personnel, venue, repertoire, addictions, Jerry's existence, my amp and placement, there is no progress. Now LLBrent is playing bad on purpose? What the fuck is that? - It's retarded. Who appointed LLBrent immature, irrational judge and jury? "I think it sounds bad, so I'll play bad. That will make a statement."--what kind of logic is that? (p.s. no one else thought it sounded bad.) Still shrouded beneath his veil of discontent, LLBrent has deemed the rest of us (sans TheGind & Trister) underachievers and a waste-of-time, and given us the OK to play loud. Thanks. But, you know what though? Don't tell me what to do. I think that might be moral of this freaky-fable. Stop worrying about other people and concentrate on what you can control (that should be yourself.) You can't change what others do, you can only change your reaction to them. e.g. I want LLBrent to be happy.

In previous posts some philosophies and motto's were suggested, here's my two cents: "Kindness, Friendship, Comedy & Music." "Don't worry; be happy" "Might as well" "Shut up and play yer guitar"

God bless.


Name: Trister
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 10:20:27 AM

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This is getting boring.

I must admit, Kevin brings up some valid points. I do not appreciate taking shit for leaving work early, paying two bucks a gallon to drive tho 100 plus miles round trip and give up my free time only to have Larry try to sabotage the sound and throw neg all over the room!

Please don't do that anymore. If you're having your musical menstrual period then take two motrins and stay home.

Mets win on Benny's Grand Slam!


Name: larry brent
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 12:40:14 PM

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What we do in that room is a living and breathing organism, said or unsaid, all attitude has a great impact. If you donít like my disregard for the music than I apologize for that but, I certainly didnít come into the room this week with any attitudinal or menstrual problems and my negativity was a direct result of what I was hearing and feeling in the room. Trister is right, this is getting boring, in many respects. For me perhaps I am bored of screaming to try and make any kind of musical statement is the midst of all cacophony. I know I loved it a few weeks ago the night we did Dark Star & She Belongs to Me (and by the way, I was in the midst of a total computer meltdown in the office that week and in a miserable state of mind that night) but that as a totally different animal. I maintain that there is too much selfish overplaying and that this are contrary to the essence of the Deadís music. How can we have arrived at the point where 40% of the band is playing in a power trio, what is that all about. You guys know I play by ear, I donít know if any given note is gonna be right or not until I play it. I think I play the dynamic of the room and my playing was careless and sloppy and totally uninspired because that was what I was feeling and hearing. I did not feel that there was anything positive that I could contribute to what was going on so that is what and how I played. I apologize for not unplugging earlier and leaving to have avoided all this nonsense. Music is about sharing to create something greater that the sum of it is individual parts. That is what I thought we were trying to accomplish that is all Iím looking for. It is not about personalities or pizza just music.


Name: larry brent
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 12:47:46 PM

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PS I think we would all benefit from not inferring what anyone else's opinions are, it's not even heresay. Let's stick to what we each think and hear.


Name: Steele
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 3:33:54 PM

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John is the King Freak of Freakness!

Love, Steele


Name: Soap Opera Digest
Date: 3/30/00
Time: 4:20:06 PM

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You're all hired.


Name: Freakboy
Date: 3/31/00
Time: 6:26:18 AM

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That's right. It is no misprint. I am in my office and the time is 6:19 A.M., Friday morning. Dave and I had Peking Duck in Chinatown last night and I feel it all over my body. I would like to take this oppurtunity to let you all know that I've been pretty happy lately. I always try to remind myself that we, as human beings, are very fortunate to be living on this wonderful earth. Ah, the splendor. Through the Deadstein years, we've all shared the feelings that what we Deadstein guys have is very unique and special. Rejoice in our understanding of the special times that we have. Yay.


Name: Scott
Date: 3/31/00
Time: 8:26:57 AM

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On that note! Please be advised that there will be NO JAM AT WWI Next Week. Whats the sched like for the week of 4/10? I'm assuming NO JAM For the week of Passover. I can't that play Mon or Tues.


Name:
Date: 3/31/00
Time: 9:50:50 PM

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Looks like a little hiatus in the schedule, could be just what we need.


Name: Trister
Date: 4/2/00
Time: 7:07:46 PM

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6 Tapon last night up to 150 lbs.


Name: Weenz
Date: 4/3/00
Time: 3:52:51 PM

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Hello to all of Deadstein from your bluegrass buddy Jordan Wiener. How the hell are you all doing? Sounds like there is a little tension in the air. Can't we all just get along. Anyway,, I have relocated to Burlington VT and you all have an open invitation to come and visit anytime you fell up to it. Lots of great music up here. Heading out tonight to see Jorma and his friends. Trister hope all is well with you! LG love the new look of the home page. Later Weenz


Name: Scott
Date: 4/4/00
Time: 3:31:09 PM

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Anybody Want To Jam On Tues 4/11 ?????? Weenz, I would love to get a review of the Jorma show last night. gratefuldesk@i-2000.com Thanx


Name: DAVE..S
Date: 4/4/00
Time: 3:55:25 PM

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TUES..4/11..IS..GOOD


Name: KEVIN
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 10:24:21 AM

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Kevy good for Tues. 4/11. ...must play...can't wait...need freak fuel.


Name: scott
Date: 4/5/00
Time: 4:57:48 PM

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i guess it's just the scott, kev and dave show?


Name: Trister
Date: 4/6/00
Time: 11:32:35 AM

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Five for Six on Sailfish yesterday. Blackifin Tuna, Mahi, King Mackeral, Bonito, Black Grouper. What a day.


Name: Steele
Date: 4/6/00
Time: 11:41:23 AM

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Scott, Kev & Dave show - yea - how bout some killer RUSH tunes boys!


Name: Trister
Date: 4/7/00
Time: 10:06:24 AM

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A good friend of mine told me that the Phil lineup is unbelievably good this time around and the show last night was incredible. Then again she's always been very impessionable.....


Name: Steele
Date: 4/7/00
Time: 12:48:09 PM

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Dudes, first - Trister which fish gave the biggest fight? I tip my hat to your unbelievable catch the other day - must of been floating on air like a good Lovelight. I'll be at the 4 Orpheum shows starting tomorrow night thru Tuesday - Anyone gonna be in beantown ?? Hoping for a Phishy Saturday night??? Hope the brownies kick in like a good Freak Boy brain meltdown?? Keep your freak flag flying men -- Rock steele


Name: dave s
Date: 4/7/00
Time: 12:52:53 PM

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mon really isnt great for me---if it is to be though---i'll have to come late (~7:30) and leave early (~10:00-10:15) .....i say we call dennis to bring his BBQ down so we can grill up some of that fresh fish !!!!


Name: Trister
Date: 4/7/00
Time: 3:43:51 PM

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Steele....pound for pound no fish is stronger than the Tarpon (Megalops). The 150 pounder broke my ass.


Name: Steele
Date: 4/7/00
Time: 4:19:19 PM

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Trister - How long to bring in the 150lb?? It must of been a great fight! Also how far out 50-60 miles? That's pretty amazing to have brought in all those types of phish! I guess it's time to tighten the fight chair bolts!! Rock

Steele


Name: Brotpen
Date: 4/9/00
Time: 7:22:11 PM

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I'm not sure about Tuesday yet. I have to see how things shape up at the video factory. This is the time of year (mid-April to mid-May) where escaping to the jams becomes more dangerous.


Name: Trister
Date: 4/10/00
Time: 9:29:47 AM

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Steele..

Tarpon are an inshore species. We we drifting live shrimp just south of Government Cut (the mouth of Miami Harbor/Biscayne Bay) maybe 300 yards from shore. The biggest Tarpon took about 25 minutes to bring to leader, and that was with us chasing him. The sailfish are offshore, but in Florida the blue water (Gulf Stream) is only a couple of miles offshore. That's what makes Florida such a great fishery...up here we have to Travel up to 70 miles offshore to find the blue water which can be pretty goddam grueling.


Name: Trister
Date: 4/10/00
Time: 11:32:06 AM

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Are we all good for tomorrow night?


Name: Steele
Date: 4/10/00
Time: 12:55:57 PM

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Trister- sounds like so much fun man! I hope all you cool deadstein dudes have a great jam tomorrow. There's 2 more Phil shows to get through which so far have been an absolute joy to take in. I'm really into Phil's jammy sets that should only peak as the Philly and NYC shows start up. Enjoy them and take in the positive vibes Phil is throwing out at each and every one of you. Woops, dropped my proto!

Rock dudes! Steele


Name: scott
Date: 4/10/00
Time: 2:13:44 PM

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good for tuesday.


Name: KEVIN
Date: 4/10/00
Time: 5:25:02 PM

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Amen.


Name: Brotpen
Date: 4/11/00
Time: 3:32:18 AM

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I can do a first set.


Name: Steele (what's left of him)
Date: 4/11/00
Time: 10:17:13 AM

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Name: Steele (what's left of him)
Date: 4/11/00
Time: 10:42:01 AM

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Dudes, I have to say last night's Phil show was really a great show. They are playing with big smiles and high energy. The Scarlet-Rider had the Orpheum balcony practically in pieces. The Tennesse Jed and Morning Dew brought screams that gave you chills on your shnutts!! Last show tonight - anybody got my miracle NYC??? :)

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